TO THE EDITOR:

     (Re: “Mayor vetoes Murray Park pavilion vote,” Sept. 13, 2019 on RiponPress.com) Remember the beloved classic football movie “Rudy”?

     In case you don’t, it’s a true feel good movie about an average under sized high school football player who aspires to enter Notre Dame and play football even though he doesn’t have the grades or a scholarship.

     After several tries, he finally makes it into the university and makes the practice squad.

     He is promised to suit up and go down the “tunnel” one time during his senior year. But alas coach Ara Parseghian retires and is replaced by none other than Dan Devine.

     Devine reneges on the promise to Rudy. As the final game approaches, Rudy’s name does not appear on the playing roster.  At this point his team mates respond by turning in their uniforms ­­— one by one — threatening to quit unless Devine relents.

     He did. Rudy records a sack on the final play of the game and is carried off the field by his team.

     Mayor Will’s veto under darkness last Friday of the Murray Park Pavilion after being okayed earlier in the week should send a clear message to council members, citizens on committees and those who worked tirelessly according to all the ground rules that it should be time to turn in their uniforms — one by one — and let Mayor Will run the city by himself.

    We all know what happened to Dan Devine.

— Mike Reinsch
806 S. Grove St.